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Day in the Life

Andrew Eckhardt ’22


Hi Everyone! My name is Andrew Eckhardt and I am a political science major and international relations minor at Hobart and William Smith originally from Cumberland, Maine. In addition to working in the Office of Admissions, I also play on the Hobart club lacrosse team and am involved in Greek Life.


My typical Tuesday (pre-coronavirus) looks something like this:


8 a.m. – Wake up, take a quick shower and read the news.

8:35 a.m. – Grab my usual everything bagel with cream cheese at Au Bon Pain on my way to class.


8:45 a.m. – First class of the day is in international relations with my advisor, Professor Kevin Dunn. I’m not a huge morning person, but Prof. Dunn brings the right energy to class to get everyone going.


10:15 a.m. – I’ve got about 15 minutes in between classes and I usually use this time to quickly hit the library to print out an assignment for my next class.

10:30 a.m. – Second class of the day is “Russia/China Resurgent” with Professor Ost. Being one of my higher level poli-sci courses, it is mostly discussion based, so I have to come prepared.

12:15 p.m. – Third and final class of the day! “Intro to Philosophy” with Professor Leininger will lead you to question your entire existence. Although it does not necessarily pertain to my major, I’m glad that I decided to take the course.


1:45 p.m. – I head back to my theme house for a late lunch and to plan the rest of my day.

3 p.m. – Make my way to the library and try to get a couple hours of work in. I’ve learned that if I don’t make myself go to the “silent floor” I just end up talking with friends.

5 p.m. – Before dinner a few of my friends and I will get in some lacrosse practice at the indoor turf or hit Bristol Field House for a quick workout at the gym.


6:30 p.m. – Dinner at Saga or at my theme house (depending on if I feel like cooking or not). A huge perk of living in a theme house is having that freedom. graphic

7:15 p.m. – If I’m assigned a difficult reading for my philosophy class, I’ll go to the Teaching Fellows in Stern Hall.

8 p.m. – Around this point in the night I have some down time. Depending on the day and how busy I am I might get a little more work done or head over to my fraternity house to hang out with the boys.

11:45 p.m. – Usually the time where I decide to turn in and go to bed.

This is what a typical Tuesday looks like for me. If you guys have any questions regarding academics or campus life, feel free to reach out to me: andrew.eckhardt@hws.edu.

Andrew Eckhardt ’22

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